For most dogs, finding a good stick is like discovering a goldmine. But while most parks are abundant in fallen branches, others aren’t so rich in these natural dog toys. That’s why New Zealand craftsman Andrew Taylor decided to create a “Stick Library” for the pups at his local park.
“Our dog Bella loves a good stick, but there were no good sticks at our new dog park in Kaiapoi,” says Taylor’s daughter Tayla. “So my wholesome dad made a stick library so all the doggos can enjoy a good stick.” The kind man came up with the idea when he was trimming trees by his house and asked himself what he could do with all of the leftover branches. From there, he sanded each branch into the perfect dog stick, and put them all into a wooden crate with the words “Stick Library. Please return.” engraved on the top.
Tayla proudly posted her father’s project online, and she even organized an event to celebrate the newly opened Stick Library. “Approximately 50 people turned up with their dogs and one guy even brought his cat,” reveals Tayla. “All the dog owners appreciate it as they all have experienced the ‘good stick search’ which isn’t always fruitful, it’s an idea that just makes sense to them.” Tayla’s heartwarming videos show different pups excitedly borrowing sticks from the box—let’s just hope they returned them and avoided a late fee!